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Plans for commemorative public garden in Salthill progressed

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a commemorative garden in Salthill which will creatively promote the concept of organ donation have been progressed

City cllrs have unanimously agreed the part 8 planning stage for the Circle of Life garden at Quincentennial Park

Martina and Denis Goggin of Spiddal are behind the extensive project which is in memory of their only child Eamonn who died in a car crash in 2006

The detailed plans which councillors described as beautiful will see a new entrance to Quincentennial Park, a stone constructed reflective area, feature stone pieces, heritage stones, a water fountain and elaborate landscaping

The Goggins along with the Strangeboat Foundation are spearheading the project and last night cllrs agreed to contribute 5000 euros from the council’s profits from the Mumford and Sons concert in Salthill

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1154 New Cases Of Covid 19 Confirmed

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,154 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

As of 8am today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU. 

The five-day moving average is 1,327.  

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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.

52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.

An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.

The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.

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More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.

The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.

In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.

The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.

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